Looking for someone who can read my Great-Grandmother's maiden name writen in a Document from 1940 [closed]

+4 votes

I found my Grandfather's Wehrpass a few weeks ago and it's been really helpful in my research, since there is no one alive on that side of the family I could ask questions.

I was able to read most of it, but I am no expert in old German lettering. What I would really love to find out is my great-grandmother's maiden name. It can be found downright on page three of my grandfather Rudolf's military service book.

There is a picture of the page on his profile.

It would be great, if someone could help me out

Thank you!

WikiTree profile: Rudolf Fuchs
closed with the note: With the help of Manuela Thiele I was able to find another entry for Rudolf Fuchs' parents in the death certificate of his brother Carl, where you can perfectly read my great-grandmother's maiden name as Porsche. Thank you everyone for your help!
in Genealogy Help by Yvonne Anderson G2G Crew (580 points)
closed by Yvonne Anderson

4 Answers

+7 votes
The image is privacy protected so can't be read.
by Doug McCallum G2G6 Pilot (550k points)
Thank you for pointing this out! I will change it right away
That's a tough one. To my eye it is close to Po[n or m]pfn. That is what my wife thought as well. Someone with more German script experience is probably needed.
Thank you for trying!
+9 votes
Might be Porsche (which, yes, is an actual family name).

For comparison, the father's job is Lok.führer (train conductor) and the "r" after "h" there looks similar to the third letter in the mother's family name. The part after that I'm _very_ sure is "sch", followed by e.
by Patrick Georgi G2G6 Mach 1 (17.0k points)
This sounds good and I can see where you're coming from. The "sch" was the only part I was sure of so far.

Do you have an idea what Rudolf's own job might have been? I'm reading Buch...something? He was a book salesman later in life.
It seems to be Buchvertreter, (probably traveling) salesman for books
Thank you so much! That fits perfectly with what he did later on.

I would also go for Porsche. Seems to me the most likely option

The catholic church books for Birkigt, now Březiny, and also the whole area around Tetschen (now Děčín)  are online available at http://vademecum.soalitomerice.cz/vademecum/

Unfortunately available birth records for Březiny stop in 1878 (the next volume of baptism from 1878-1912 is not yet available...)

+3 votes
It appears to be Poesche.  You might want to check other records from the area to see if it is a local name.
by Daniel Bly G2G6 Mach 8 (88.1k points)
Poesche would also be a possibility.

I did check local names during that time and found a few Porsche, but not Poesche. So I am leaning more towards Porsche at the moment. I definitly will keep an eye open for Poesche as well.

Thank you!
+2 votes

I'm not sure of this, especially the first and 3rd letters.  I think it might be Ponsche.  The 3rd letter looks like a 'u' but a 'u' should have a little hook over it.  I think the first letter is a 'P', but again, not sure.
by Bev Weston G2G6 (6.4k points)
Thanks for you input! The "n" as third letter might also be possible and I will include the possiblility "Ponsche" in my research.

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